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Jun 21, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Statement on Republican Convention in IA-03

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Washington insider David Young cut a backroom deal in order to win the convention: “Voters in Iowa now have a clear choice between Staci Appel, who will continue fighting for middle class priorities like equal pay for equal work and would be Iowa’s first woman elected to Congress, and David Young, who is so out of touch about retirement security …

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May 06, 2014

Ten Reasons Michael Grimm Should Feel Lucky

Indicted Congressman Michael Grimm said in an interview that he was “one of the luckiest members of Congress.” “Despite getting arrested and indicted just a week ago on 20 counts of obstruction of justice, perjury, falsifying his taxes, and wire fraud, just to name a few – Congressman Grimm does indeed have plenty of reasons to feel lucky,” said Marc Brumer of the Democratic Congressional …

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May 05, 2014

ICYMI: DCCC Executive Director Kelly Ward Unveils the “Rosie” Model

With unmarried women a major target for the 2014 midterms, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is unveiling an effort to turn out this key electoral group with a voter model called “Rosie.” Inspired by Rosie the Riveter, the “Rosie” model (Reengaging Our Sisters in Elections) aims to identify and turn out the unmarried women who are most likely to drop off in the midterm election – …

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Apr 25, 2014

FACT CHECK: Speaker Boehner Falsely Claims Republican Agenda Is Not Only Repeal

Republican Speaker John Boehner, under pressure for House Republicans’ politically toxic repeal-only agenda, falsely claimed in his district this week that he doesn’t think repealing the Affordable Care Act is the answer. This flies in the face of years of his Republican Congress’ votes and rhetoric: 52 votes to repeal 0 votes to replace 0 plans to replace BACKGROUND: Republican Speaker John Boehner: “House Republicans will continue working to end the …

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Apr 23, 2014

Out of Excuses: DCCC Sends “Republican Budget for Dummies” So Republicans Can Come Clean

Republicans are bending over backward to avoid answering questions about their budget, so the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making it easier for them to understand how their leaders would sell out the middle class in favor of special interests. After the DCCC sent candidates a copy of the 102-page Republican budget last week, the Committee is following up with the “Republican Budget for Dummies,” in …

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Apr 22, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Earth Day

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel issued the following statement on Earth Day. “This Earth Day serves not only as an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to protecting our country’s precious natural resources, but also as a sad reminder of House Republicans’ misplaced priorities that put Big Oil companies ahead of a clean technology economy that would strengthen the middle class. “House Republicans have gone to the mat time …

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Apr 16, 2014

DCCC and Democratic Candidates Bank Momentous Resources for Midterms

As the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued its blistering fundraising pace in the first quarter – raising $10.3 million and banking $40.2 million – Democratic candidates around the country also put millions of dollars in the bank, outraising their Republican counterparts and putting their campaigns in a strong position for November. According to the Wall Street Journal: “In the 53 most competitive House races, the Democratic candidates combined are …

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Apr 15, 2014

No More Excuses: DCCC Sends 39 Republican Candidates A Copy of Their Republican Budget

After dodging reporters’ questions about Washington Republicans’ budget, Republican candidates across the country are running out of excuses to hide where they stand on their party’s spending priorities. To help them make a decision, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent 39 Republican candidates in 24 districts a hard copy of the entire 102-page Republican budget. “Republicans running for Congress around the country are throwing out a lot of excuses about why they …

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Apr 11, 2014

Three Things Millionaire Partydude Stewart Mills III Would Rather Discuss Than the Ryan Budget

It’s no surprise that Millionaire Stewart Mills III won’t talk about his support for Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget. Mills says he’s “personally offended” when millionaires like himself are asked to pay their fair share. Here are three things Mills has spoken to Minnesota reporters about, rather than his support for Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget that would raise taxes on the middle class and cut taxes for millionaires like …

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Apr 10, 2014

Web Ads Against House Republicans: Don’t Drop the Ball on the Unemployed

After a bipartisan Senate vote on Monday, House Republicans are the barrier to more than 2 million hardworking Americans restarting their unemployment benefits while they look for work. Middle class families are being squeezed and left out in the cold by Republicans in Congress – and whatever Republicans says about helping people who are trying to find a good job, his actions tell …

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Apr 08, 2014

Budget Vote Puts House and Senate Republicans in a Bind

 Budget Vote Puts House and Senate Republicans in a Bind  To: Interested Parties From: DCCC Communications and DSCC Communications Date: April 8, 2014 Re: Budget Vote Puts House and Senate Republicans in a Bind  This week when House Republicans vote for Congressman Paul Ryan’s latest budget, they will be handing Democrats the most effective electoral weapon of the 2014 election. This is a budget only the Koch brothers could love, and …

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Apr 02, 2014

NEW PAID ADS: DCCC Launches First ‘Battleground: Middle Class’ Ad Against Republicans’ Budget

As Republicans in Congress unveiled their destructive budget, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel announced the DCCC is launching the first phase of a sweeping nationwide paid effort – “Battleground: Middle Class” – to communicate with voters in every competitive race that Republicans’ new budget is selling out the middle class in favor of  special interests and the ultra-wealthy.   The “Battleground: Middle Class”‎ project will reach voters through paid …

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Apr 01, 2014

DCCC Debuts ‘The SCANDALous Republican Budget’

With Republicans set to announce the fourth installment of their reckless Republican budget that hurts the middle class and seniors while protecting big tax breaks for special interests and the wealthy, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a preview of what to expect in the latest version of their scandalous budget. “One word comes to mind when you take a look at the latest version of the …

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Mar 11, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on FL-13 Special Election

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement about Florida's 13th Congressional District special election.  “I want to congratulate Alex Sink on a hard-fought campaign. Alex has spent her career fighting for Florida families and bringing people together to get results – and this campaign was no exception. Alex put this district in play despite Republicans spending $5 million against her, and she came closer to victory in a …

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Mar 11, 2014

Siren to Women: Mike Huckabee to Host NRCC Lunch

National Republicans are doing their best to dig a deeper hole with women, inviting Mike Huckabee to headline their major fundraising lunch later this month. In his most recent high-profile public appearances, Huckabee made headlines for his offensive comments demeaning women, so it defies comprehension that the NRCC would put him front and center at one of their biggest events of the year. “Republicans …

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